Arts Strong with Annelise and Melanie
Annelise hosts recording artist Melanie Lissette Corral. Melanie talks about her journey from student actress, singer, and composer to self-produced recording artist. She shares insights about the music industry and the power music has to help people overcome and get through stressful situations.
Arts Strong Conversation
Join in the conversation with Annelise Cassar Tedesco and Melanie Lissette Corral as they discuss Melanie's journey from being student singer, composer, and actress in CHS Voices to self-produced recording artist, all while managing the journey as a full time college freshman.
Photo credit: Annelise Cassar Tedesco
Melanie Lissette Corral is a history and secondary education major at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, who graduated from Chalmette High School in 2021. Melanie is also a singer, actress, and a self-produced recording artist. She plans to become a psychology teacher and professor and is passionate about pursuing music performance and production at a professional level. Since a young age, Melanie has used her performing talents at church, school, family gatherings, and community events. In addition to her own self-produced compositions and recordings, some of her performance credits include the roles of Arvide in Guys and Dolls and the Narrator in Into the Woods, three years of performance seasons with CHS Voices, Chalmette High School's Music Theatre and Vocal Arts Program, a summer season with The Performing Arts Academy of St. Bernard, and one year of training with Chalmette High School's Technical Theatre Audio Design Crew.